- Dec 23, 2022
The Moment (Christmas Eve)
There are moments that are life-changing. Moments in our lives that change everything. Think about the moments that you’ve experienced....
- Dec 3, 2021
In the Wilderness
It matters how we begin. The gospel, the good news, begins in the wilderness. Great writers know that beginnings matter. Beginnings set...
- Nov 26, 2021
We get to carry each other
When I was in high school, in English class, we read a lot of dystopian novels. Classics, like Brave New World, A Clockwork Orange, and...
- Dec 19, 2020
Who is Favoured?
There is a pecking order in every society. A hierarchy of status, of power, of value, of privilege. There are people who are honoured,...
- Dec 11, 2020
Someone to Point
Many years ago, as part of my training for ordained ministry, I had an internship in the Seychelles Islands. The Seychelles are a cluster...
- Dec 4, 2020
We are in the wilderness
We are in the wilderness. The gospel, the good news, begins in the wilderness. And let’s dispense here with any romantic notion of...
- Nov 27, 2020
Waiting in hope
The French philosopher Simone Weil once wrote that “waiting in hope is the foundation of the spiritual life.” We’re doing a lot of...
- Dec 13, 2019
Tell About It
“Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” This is just totally the wrong time of year to ask that question. I...
- Nov 30, 2019
Can you see it?
Today is the First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new church year. How we begin matters. Two weeks ago I was invited to meet with...
- Dec 21, 2018
In the hill country
There was a time when I used to travel to Cuba a lot, on business. My Cuban counterpart in those days was the director of the government...